Natalie McHenryMA, LPC, NCC
I was born and raised in a small town 45 minutes east of Pittsburgh, PA. In 1993, I received a Bachelor’s of Art in Studio Art and a Minor in Psychology from Westminster College. By 1997, I had moved to the Reading area and received my Master’s in Community and Clinical Counseling from Eastern College. Over the next several years, I worked in a variety of settings helping children and their families in difficult situations. Initially, I worked as an inpatient therapist with pre-teen and adolescent children at KidsPeace Hospital in Orefield. Desiring to work longer term with clients, I took a position with PA Counseling as a contracted therapist in the Reading School District for an alternative educational program. Over the course of the next several years, I worked with children and families as an in-home therapist and behavioral specialist while supervising direct care staff.
In 2001, my family and I moved to Lititz. I worked as an outpatient therapist for Shepard’s Touch Counseling and then as an outpatient therapist for T.W. Ponessa, specializing in children and families. In 2005, I took the position as a clinical therapist at the Children’s Home of Reading in their Acute Partial Program for Children 5 to 12 years of age. In the next year, I became the Director for the Acute Partial Program at CHOR and spent the next six years working with family and children in crisis.
In 2008, I began my pursuit of a PhD in Clinical Counseling through Walden University. In 2011, I began a internship with Center For Neurobehavioral in Lancaster and worked for New Horizons Counseling as an outpatient therapist. In 2013, I began her private practice and continues this part-time in Ephrata, PA. I am currently working on my dissertation on “Childrearing Grandchildren with Mild Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Grandparent Perceived Stress and Health Outcomes”. I started with Emotional Wellness in August 2016.
I currently live in Berks County with my family and enjoy the time at home with my son as well as time with my nieces and nephews.
Treatment Age Groups:
Under age 4 (toddlers)
Ages 4 to 10 (children)
Ages 11 to 13 (tweens)
Ages 14 to 17 (adolescents)
Ages 18 to 25 (young adults)
Ages 26 to 65 (adulthood)
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Post Partum
Trauma + PTSD
Impulse Control Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Credentials and Trainings:
LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Nationally Certified Counselor awarded by the National Board for Certified Counselors
National Certified Psychologist (NPC) Professional Psychologist Certification Board
Bachelor of Arts in Art from Westminster College
Master of Arts in Community/Clinical Counseling from Eastern College
Additional trainings include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy